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Proctor & Gamble - Proctor & Gamble The alarm sounds bright and early at 7:30 am, you fall out of bed, stumble down the hall Crest toothpaste in hand, brush your teeth, grab your school bag and your off to class. Fast forward to 12:00 pm—lunch. You get a scrumptious Italian hoagie—hold the mayo, extra oil—from Joegies and a can of Sour Cream and Onion Pringles. Later that night you notice a nice big oil stain on your Abercrombie & Fitch shirt from your delicious hoagie you had for lunch—time to do the laundry....   [tags: Proctor Gamble Business Papers]
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John Proctor and Elizabeth's Relationship - John Proctor and Elizabeth's Relationship In the beginning of the play John speaks about Elizabeth once to Abigail. Abby has said that Elizabeth was a cold and sickly wife. John says to her that she has no right to speak of his wife in such a manner and renounces the comment about her being sickly. He does not, although, dismiss Abby's charge that Elizabeth is a cold wife. But, he means it is because of him that she is this way. In the beginning of Act 2 there was a great feeling of detachment and tension in the Proctor household....   [tags: The Crucible John Proctor Essays] 667 words
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Encouraging Audience Sympathy for John Proctor - Encouraging Audience Sympathy for John Proctor John Proctor is a flawed man; he committed an adulterous affair, with a young girl, Abigail Williams, whilst she was working in his home, and while his wife was pregnant with his child. But, despite this, we still sympathise with John Proctor. Throughout the play, we come to see that Proctor is truly determined to atone for his sins, and feels desperately guilty. Proctor has many admirable qualities: he is honest, reliable, loyal, supportive, and he always puts his family first....   [tags: John Proctor The Crucible Arthur Miller Essays] 2992 words
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Character Analysis of John Proctor from The Crucible - Character Analysis of John Proctor from The Crucible The consequences of shirking accountability for ones actions are depicted through the tribulations John Proctor faced, in Arthur Miller's, The Crucible. Although John reluctantly became involved in the Salem witch trials, his initial silence proved to be the downfall of not only himself, but of his fellow townspeople as well. John Proctor remained silent for one reason, and that was to protect himself. As a result of his self-serving desires to avoid the consequences of his actions, innocent citizens were put to death....   [tags: The Crucible Arthur Miller John Proctor Essays] 456 words
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Proctor in The Crucible - The Crucible In the The Crucible by Arthur Miller, justice is raped by the immorality of those who kill for pleasure. Salem 1690’s, an epidemic of accusations is going around the village. Women, Men and Children are accusing others of witchcraft. More than a dozen of girls fell ill, everything attributed to the devil. Men and Women are being killed by immoral accusations, some of them because of land disputes, but others because of forbidden passions. A forbidden passion between Proctor and Abigail leads into the tragedy of the play....   [tags: Arthur Miller]
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Proctor and Gamble - Proctor and Gamble This paper will describe the four elements of the marketing mix (product, place, price, promotion). In addition, it will describe how each element is implemented within a specific organization and how the four elements relate to that organizations marketing strategy. The company used in this example is both a product and service driven company and is in business for profit. The company chosen to demonstrate the marketing mix has been a leader in the industry for many years as well as an innovator in product advertising design....   [tags: Business Marketing Market Essays]
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Proctor & Gamble - Proctor & Gamble      Founded in 1837, Procter & Gamble is the #1 U.S. makers of household products and a recognized leader in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of a broad range of products including Crest toothpaste, Tide laundry detergent, Ivory soap, Pampers diapers, and Dawn liquid detergent. Procter & Gamble has operations in over 70 countries and employs over 100,000 people worldwide and markets to nearly five billion customers in over 140 countries.      Procter & Gamble?s purpose or mission statement states exactly why Procter & Gamble is so driven in providing quality products and services to consumers all over the world....   [tags: Business Management Analysis Essays]
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The Crucilbe: John Proctor - Often in true tests of moral character where people are tempted to deceive, be dishonest, or take advantage of each other, there are few who truly succeed. The story of The Crucible gives one of the strongest tests of morality, where the truly ethical are punished and those of low morale are free to live their lives. The Crucible very well represents that when a situation is life or death human decency crumbles rapidly. The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts where religion and corruption are rampant, and soon two girls fall ill unexplainably and it sparks ideas of evil and witchery in the town....   [tags: essays research papers] 997 words
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John Proctor from The Crucible - John Proctor from The Crucible In my opinion Proctor is a very strong character. He is sure of himself and his opinions. He is an honest man with a very good reputation in Salem. He is a single-minded man and is not the very easily persuaded. He believes what he believes and sticks to his thoughts and principles. He is a sinner because he did have an affair with Abigail but h feels guilty about that. At the end of the play he is a brave man who is willing to die rather than to condemn his friends....   [tags: The Crucible Arthur Miller Essays] 3114 words
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John Proctor in The Crucible - The Crucible - John Proctor Arthur Miller’s "The Crucible" illustrates a powerful drama based on the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. A very strict theocracy rules Salem; a place where the bible is law and anyone who does follow the rules to the letter, must have dealings with the devil. The accusations of witchcraft in Salem start off by a group of girls who were caught dancing in the woods. Dancing is forbidden and out of fear of being punished or even accused themselves of witchcraft, the girls begin to accuse others for having been seen with the devil....   [tags: Arthur Miller] 1308 words
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The Crucible John Proctor - The Crucible John Proctor In the book The Crucible there is a struggle within to have one have a sense of belonging to society. They want to be loved by that society no matter how much they may seem that they don’t belong. But they do want to show that to everyone, everyone that may not think that. John Proctor is a good example of a struggle to find a place in society. He’s the type of person that wants to plow his fields on the good days even if the good day is only on Sunday of that week....   [tags: essays papers] 613 words
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Character of John Proctor - Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible, is a statement to the 17th century witchcraft. The Crucible renders John Proctor as a puritan, a husband, and a highly respected man. His name is his prime possession. John Proctor is a farmer and a villager who is faced with intense dilemma. He also commits adultery, which becomes his tragic flaw. Therefore he is to make a decision to tell the truth and ruin his name or lie and save his most prized possession. By this John Proctor is portrayed as an honest, tenacious, and faithful man....   [tags: 17th Century Witchcraft] 533 words
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Proctor's Character in “The Crucible” - John Proctor is portrait in “The Crucible” as a man of word, a man who is at most times honest. Throughout his whole life, Proctor took care of maintaining his name and his wife’s name clean. It is said in the book how Proctor took care of farming and had a really special caring for his wife. Even though it is arguable and true that he was not faithful at all times to Elizabeth it is insane to say he did not care for her. As an example, when she was condemned he did what was possible in order to save her life....   [tags: crucible, aurthur miller, characters,] 542 words
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Executive Summary of Proctor and Gamble - Executive Summary of Proctor and Gamble Proctor & Gamble will introduce the new Bounty Toilet Paper during the first week of December 1999. This brand of toilet paper will take the already established idea used with Bounty Paper Towels, and modify to the toilet paper world. Bounty has always stressed the idea of taking the least amount of the product, but still getting the job done while at same time consisting of a strong durability. Never before has such attributes of durability and effectiveness been used in a toilet paper brand, therefore P&G hopes to establish Bounty Toilet Paper as a leader in the industry....   [tags: Bounty Toilet Paper Marketing Essays] 4495 words
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A character study of John Proctor - A character study of John Proctor "I have given you my soul.Leave me my name" Introduction In my opinion John Proctor is a very brave man.I think this because although there is alot of pressure on all the characters, Proctor stands up for what he beleives is right. He wants to be a good man and this is proved when he wont betray his freinds or blacken their names and the way he cares so deeply about his name and reputation, quote "I speak my own sinns;i cannot judge another.I have no tongue for it."This quotes is effective and clearly shows us the kind of man Proctor is, how he is willing to put his own life on the line but he will never betray his freinds....   [tags: English Literature] 2922 words
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Proctor And Gamble Innovations - GENERAL PROBLEM STATEMENT Can Proctor and Gamble survive and prosper by reinventing existing products in environment that requires new innovations. And will P&G be able to meet their target of 50% of the market share in each segment. ANALYSIS General Environment Which of the general environment segments are most relevant to the consumer products industry. What are the main opportunities and threats affecting the company. Demographics— Proctor and Gamble is one of the largest consumer product companies in the world....   [tags: Business] 1509 words
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John Proctor: A Character Analysis - ... He was revered in Salem as an honest man who always spoke his mind, and who had the ability to silence the hypocrites with his quick logic (Sparknotes Editors). Whenever Reverend Parris would try to tear Proctor down with criticism on his church attendance and Sunday activities, Proctor would always counter with irrefutable knowledge that would keep Parris silent. In addition to his solid reputation and admirable characteristics, John Proctor’s morals and inner qualities also add a lot to his character....   [tags: Literary Characters]
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Stock Analysis Of Proctor and Gamble - Economic & Industry Analysis The Procter & Gamble company (PG) headquartered in Cincinnati Ohio, Incorporated in 1905, provides branded consumer good products. The company markets over 300 branded products, and operates through three global business units: beauty, health and well-being, and household care. The company’s products are sold primarily through, mass merchandisers, grocery stores, drug stores and sales to Wal-Mart. The direction of economic activity, such as government and monetary policy has a minimal effect on Procter & Gamble....   [tags: Business Finance] 1216 words
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Proctor & Gamble in Singapore - Proctor & Gamble in Singapore Proctor & Gamble took time in deciding where to locate both their regional headquarters and the perfume plant in Singapore. P&G decided to place the perfume plant along the coastal part of the country in Tuas, Singapore (Moneycontrol.com, 2008). The plant operates on a just in time process. The plant receives raw materials only as they need it and send out supplies to the main manufacturing plants to be used in the products only as they need it. By being along the coast it is easy to have the ships and trucks pick up and deliver the products in as short of time as possible....   [tags: Business Strategy Analysis market] 1646 words
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John Proctor: A Tragic Hero - A Tragedy as a literary Work is described in which there is a hero that is basically moral individual destroyed by some character flaw and by force beyond his or her control. That hero is a tragic hero who experiences an inner struggle because of this flaw. Because of his charter flaw and his struggle to do what is right, John Proctor is a tragic hero. John Proctor is a very friendly man. Everyone likes being his friend. He is open, kind, helpful, upright, blunt-spoken, and just a good, hard-working man....   [tags: Literary Themes] 672 words
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Mr. John Proctor - In the play The Crucible written by Arthur Miller there is a character by the name of John Proctor (a sinner at first but then dies with dignity). Throughout the play he changes personality, how is as a person, and how he thinks about life. In this essay I will talk about how he changes from the beginning of the play to the end. John Proctor the hot-tempered, strong working farmer enters Arthur Miller’s play as a great sinner because he has to live with the fact of his past desire for the character Abigail Williams....   [tags: Character Analysis ] 591 words
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John Proctor in The Crucible - Crucible Paper The Puritans had many values that everyone must know and completely obey. One of those values is to know, and obey the Ten Commandments. The Ten Commandments were one of the most important things for all Puritans to know and obey, because without them there would be no order. For a Puritan not to know his Commandments by heart was nearly unheard of seeing how the Commandments are the basic rules for them. Although almost all of the Puritans knew the Commandments there were a few who didn’t know them all by heart....   [tags: essays research papers] 1026 words
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Banned Forever? Elizabeth Proctor - It was the day after Proctor’s death and I just needed to get out of the house and clear my mind. I was unaware that Elizabeth Proctor needed a bit of fresh air too. We both took the same path down a nice trail of beautiful scenery. I thought to myself, “What could she possibly be doing at the same place I am?” Sarcastically Elizabeth thought “Oh boy, just who I wanted to see.” Elizabeth and I soon start walking next to each other. We both are just trying to enjoy a wonderful day in Salem. The birds were singing you could smell that the air was fresh, the flowers were blossomed, and you could just tell spring was here....   [tags: Crucible, Aurthur Miller,] 1087 words
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John Proctor: Internally Conflicted - John Proctor is internally conflicted throughout the entire play, The Crucible. His struggles evolve in each act. But, he is not a character deserving of pity because all of his struggles are self-inflicted. His affair with Abigail is at the root of most of them, the others are a result of stubborn pride. In Act 1, John’s main conflict is dealing with his lust for Abigail. He does still lust for her even though they ended the affair, but though she persists, he does not submit. She catches him alone and tries to tempt him but he remains strong....   [tags: essays research papers] 471 words
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John Proctor's Moral Struggle in The Crucible - John Proctor's Moral Struggle in The Crucible The primary dramatic focus in the play The Crucible is the moral struggle of its protagonist, John Proctor. Certain characteristics of John Proctor's character and also the environment of the Puritanical Salem alleviated this problem for him. The main issues running through out the play are a series of dilemmas that John Proctor faces. The first and foremost of these is his guilt over his adulterous affair with Abigail Williams, the second his hesitation to testify against Abigail to bring out the truth and the third, his final decision to make the ultimate sacrifice....   [tags: Papers] 770 words
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John Proctor vs. Minister Dimmesdale - John Proctor was a main character in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible.” He was a farmer in Salem, Massachusetts in the 1600’s. He was put to death when he would not admit to practicing witchcraft. Minister Dimmesdale was a main character in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter.” He fathered a child out of wedlock in a sinful relationship, and fell to his death when he couldn’t take the guilt any longer. John Proctor and Minister Dimmesdale had several things in common, but also had several differences....   [tags: essays research papers] 585 words
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Proctor as an Admirable Character in MIller's The Crucible - Proctor as an Admirable Character in MIller's The Crucible During the play, there are many things revealed about the character of John Proctor. It appears, overall, that he is admirable, as the question suggests, but Proctor displays a good deal of qualities and shows signs of weakness and anger. He seems a very passionate man, though occasionally his admirable actions could be misinterpreted as him being stubborn. For example at the end of the play when, Proctor refuses to sign his confession....   [tags: Papers] 950 words
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John Proctor as the Tragic Hero of The Crucible - John Proctor as the Tragic Hero of The Crucible A tragic hero is a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy. During the play The Crucible, a play written by Arthur Miller, the character John Proctor suffers a change in fortune from happiness to misery. Proctor is an honest, brave man that carries a hidden fact, a fatal flaw. Proctor’s flaw is his lust for Abigail Williams that throughout the play leads to jealousy and hysteria and in the end results to his own death....   [tags: Papers] 629 words
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John Proctor's Pride and Reputation in The Crucible - Pride and Reputation Purist Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 suffered from a rapidly increasing phenomenon: witchcraft accusations and trials. The Crucible is a play that recounts the times of this incident. For the most part, it follows a man known as John Proctor. He is a sensible, honest, and hardworking man who made the mistake of succumbing to lust which sets off a chain of events that leads to the witch trials, and to his own demise. Arthur Miller’s The Crucible’s protagonist John Proctor proves to be a flawed human being who struggles to make sense of his past relationship with Abigail, his love for his wife, and his pride....   [tags: Arthur Miller]
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Free Essays on The Crucible: John Proctor - The Crucible - John Proctor, a man with pride John Proctor plays the leading role in The Crucible by Arthur Miller. He was persistent, honest, and full of integrity. He was simply, a man with pride. A wise woman once said, "Do what you feel in your heart to be right--for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't." (Eleanor Roosevelt). Proctor was the protagonist of the dramatic piece of literature. When the play sets in to action, John has had a past affair with his servant Abigail Williams....   [tags: Crucible Essays] 891 words
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Christian Response to John Proctor and The Crucible - The Crucible John Proctor is the protagonist in The Crucible. He becomes the person who fights for what is right. As the story goes on, the secrets of Proctor are revealed, and it is discovered that he committed adultery with Abigail Williams. In prison, before he is hanged, Proctor asks, “Who will judge me. God in Heaven, what is John Proctor, what is John Proctor?” John Proctor was a confused soul who discovered what he truly believed, and did not disobey what he decided to believe. As the play starts off, and John Proctor is introduced, it becomes know that he committed adultery with Abigail, the antagonist of the play....   [tags: essays research papers] 706 words
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The Crucible - How John Proctor Changed - The Crucible - How John Proctor changed throughout the storyline from mistreating his wife by cheating on her while she was ill with Abigail, to someone who took the blame so no one else got in trouble. The Crucible In this essay I will talk about how John Proctor changed throughout the storyline from mistreating his wife by cheating on her while she was ill with Abigail, to someone who took the blame so no one else got in trouble. The Crucible is based on the true story of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials where people were hanged if they were accused of being a witch....   [tags: English Literature] 2194 words
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Proctor versus Dimmesdale in Miller's The Crucible - Proctor vs Dimmesdale In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, the characters John Proctor and Arthur Dimmesdale are victims of the puritan ethics of Moderation and Unvarying Faith. These ethics are reflected in the way that they are forced to act like everyone else, resulting in a feeling of being trapped, as well as internal and physical torture, which led to their eventual demise. Hawthorne’s character Arthur Dimmesdale is the epitome of what a puritan should be....   [tags: essays research papers] 999 words
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John Proctor is a Tragic Hero in The Crucible - John Proctor: A Tragic Hero A tragic hero is a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy. In the play, The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrays John Proctor, the protagonist, as a tragic hero who has a major flaw—lust for Abigail, his teenage house servant. For fear of being exiled in a town where reputation is highly upheld, Proctor initially tries to hide his crime of adultery, but this affair triggers a major series of events in Salem, where unproven accusations lead to internal struggle and eventually to catastrophe....   [tags: Arthur Miller]
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DISCUSS HOW FAR JOHN PROCTOR, ELIZABETH PROCTOR AND REVEREND HALE CAN - DISCUSS HOW FAR JOHN PROCTOR, ELIZABETH PROCTOR AND REVEREND HALE CAN BE SAID TO REMAIN TRUE TO HIS OR HER BELIEFS The Crucible is a container that resists hear or the hollow at the bottom of an ore furnace. However its connotations include melting pot, in the symbolic sense, and the bearing of a cross. Elizabeth, John Proctor's wife; a cold, childless woman who is an upright character who cannot forgive her husband's adultery until just before he died: she is accused of being a witch. Reverend Hale, a self-proclaimed expert on witchcraft; at the play's end tries to save the accused....   [tags: English Literature] 778 words
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Look closely at the meeting between john proctor and Elizabeth proctor - Look closely at the meeting between john proctor and Elizabeth proctor in the prison in act 4. In what ways does it show their relationship to have changed from earlier in the play. How does Miller make this episode both moving and tragic. Miller saw a connection between the Salem witch trials in the 17th century, and the McCarthy trials of the 1950’s. What he wrote about was based on theory, which is linked to the 1950’s trials. Miller is using the Salem witch trials to criticise the American society....   [tags: English Literature] 1321 words
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John Proctor's Struggle in Miller's The Crucible - John Proctor's Struggle in Miller's The Crucible Coursework The Massachusetts Bay Colony was founded by a group of Puritan settlers who arrived from England in 1630. The Massachusetts Bay colony was driven by the religious principles of Congregationalism. Each church and its community were supposed to be independent, but in fact they all followed the same strict code of belief and behavior. Members of the congregation who swayed from these norms were severely punished. As the community were strong Puritans, executions were public, and could take the form of hanging, beheading or pressing to death, if not a less cruel punishment would take place such as an ear, nose or limb being cut off....   [tags: Papers] 3201 words
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Elizabeth Proctor: Love versus Honesty - Elizabeth Proctor was probably one of the characters faced with the most stress and problem throughout the duration of “The Crucible” After a long period of illness, she try to live life as normal, despite having found out her husband committed adultery and, later, that she has been accused of witchcraft. Although she proves brave and strong and endures the experience, when the most important decision in the fiasco comes, she makes a controversial choice. Before the play takes place, Abigail Williams and John Proctor had an affair while Abigail was working as a servant in their home....   [tags: essays research papers] 918 words
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Comparing Arthur MIller and John Proctor - The Crucible Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible as a protest paper to the brutality of the Red Scare .The Red Scare was the inoperable fear of Communism within the United States. This scare was caused as a result of the Cold War in the 1950’s. During the Cold War the US was scared of an attack of the Soviets, and the Soviets were equally as scared of an attack upon them by us. Joseph McCarthy, a Senator from Wisconsin, saw this fear as an opportunity to rise to power. McCarthy had many supporters that were primarily Republicans, Catholics, Conservative Protestants, and Blue-collar workers....   [tags: the crucible, communism, red scare] 1278 words
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trajcru The Crucible: John Proctor Tragic Hero - The Crucible - John Proctor Tragic Hero The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, depicts the story of the Salem witch hunt and the chaos it caused. One of the main characters is John Proctor. Proctor is put through many life-changing decisions. In many cases, a decision he made in one situation led to another problem. John Proctor is the tragic hero of this story. If John Proctor was not such an admirable character, he probably would not have been in the massive mess he was. Proctor made a very humanly mistake in the beginning....   [tags: Crucible Essays] 531 words
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Free Essays on The Crucible: John Proctor's Search For Identity - The Crucible: John Proctor's Search For Identity John Proctor is a good man. He is a puritan, a husband, a citizen, and an all around valuable member of the community. All of this is represented by his name. The name of John Proctor could be considered his most prized possession. It is his most priceless asset. Proctor is very strong-willed and caring. He does not set out with any intentions of hurting anyone. He is a farmer and village commoner who is faced with incredible inner turmoil. He has committed adultery and had absolutely no intentions of joining in the witch trials....   [tags: Crucible Essays] 799 words
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Essay on The Crucible: The Foolish Death of John Proctor - John Proctor's Death as Foolish in The Crucible In Arthur Miller's The Crucible, John Proctor, a proud and frustrated farmer of Salem, chooses to die rather than to give a false confession to witchcraft. Many might view this act as that of a selfless martyr; on the other hand, it can more readily be seen as the height of human stupidity in the face of vanity and pride. John Proctor is, at first, willing to offer up a false confession that his life may be spared. Inevitably, John Proctor possesses that fateful attribute known to fall fatal to many human beings - pride....   [tags: Crucible Essays] 963 words
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John Proctor as a Heroic Figure in Arthur Miller's The Crucible - John Proctor as a Heroic Figure in Arthur Miller's The Crucible In the play The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, set in Salem Massachusetts in 1692, there are many characters, of which John Proctor is very important. Arthur Miller has tried very hard to create John Proctor as a heroic figure throughout the play especially in act 4. This essay will describe and explain whether or not Arthur was successful in doing this. The play was written by Arthur Miller in 1953, at the time of the anti- communism in USA....   [tags: Papers] 1036 words
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John Proctor, Ultimately Becomes a Hero, in Miller's The Crucible - John Proctor lived in Salem, Massachusetts. Salem had been struck with witchcraft rumors that were started by a manipulative teenage girl named Abigail. He knows that the girls were sporting, and blaming innocent people of supernatural crimes that cannot occur. John Proctor’s wife Elizabeth had been accused of witchery, as a form of revenge from Abigail. Abigail had strong feelings for John Proctor, and wanted to get rid of Elizabeth. In the end John Proctor tried to do the right thing by saving his wife from his own sins....   [tags: the crucible] 660 words
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Arthur Miller's Presentation Of John Proctor's Moral Journey - Examine Arthur Miller's Presentation Of John Proctor's Moral Journey - The Crucible by Arthur Miller "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller is a play based upon an American settlement during the late 1600's. It is centred around actual events from history to try to portray the way of life in this era. Miller has chosen the confusion of the witch trials of this time, to provide a base for the struggles of his main character, John Proctor. At the beginning of the play the focus is laid mainly on introducing the main characters and storyline, but as the script unfolds, it becomes clear that John Proctor is the main character, something not immediately obvious from the beginning....   [tags: English Literature] 2146 words
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Free Essays on The Crucible: The Character of John Proctor - The Crucible – The Main Character of John Proctor In the novel The Crucible, author Arthur Miller uses varying degrees of goodness and evil to control the flow of the story while showcasing a Puritan town's superstitions and fear of the devil to justify the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The central character in Salem is John Proctor, an outspoken, successful, and well-respected farmer who chooses to maintain a certain distance from the church. Religious at heart, this man who has sinned, openly condemns the witch trials while hiding a secret that could discredit the main accuser, Abigail Williams....   [tags: Crucible Essays] 1224 words
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Comparison of Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor in Miller's The Crucible - Comparison of Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor in Miller's The Crucible The Crucible is play that helps to show human nature through a series of events linked through the Salem witch trials. In this play, a group of young teenagers would undermine the religious government and make a mockery of the Salem judicial system. Miller also shows human nature through the development of characters. Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor are foils of each other and have many differences; they would also develop many similar traits....   [tags: Crucible Arthur Miller Plays Salem Essays Papers]
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The Role of John Proctor in Arthur Miller's The Crucible - The Role of John Proctor in Arthur Miller's The Crucible Arthur Miller wrote the play 'The Crucible' to show the historical parallel between the Salem witch trials of 1692 and the McCarthy 'witch' hunt of the late 1940' and 50's. The character John Proctor seems to represent and show the viewpoint of a real man, unaffected by hysteria; a difficult thing to portray during the 1950's in the USA, due to the fear and hate of Communism and the 'witch' hunt for communists. John Proctor is the central character of the play....   [tags: Papers Arthur Miller Cruicble Essays]
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The Changes Proctor and Hale Go Through as the Play Progresses - The Changes Proctor and Hale Go Through as the Play Progresses In this play I will be analysing the changes that Proctor and Reverend Hale go through. 'The Crucible' is a tragic play that reflects the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials which contemplates the key figures caught up in the persecution. It powerfully portrays people and principles under pressure. "The Crucible" is a cross between a parable and an allegory. Miller wrote the Crucible in 1953 during the McCarthy period when Americans were accusing each other of pro-communist beliefs....   [tags: Papers] 1436 words
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